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    Louis Armstrong 1937 Old Orchard Beach, Maine Concert Poster. An original cardboard window card advertising "The Trumpet King of Swing," Louis Armstrong himself, in person at the Ocean Pier Casino in Old Orchard, Maine on Friday evening, September 3, 1937. Features a lively artistic rendition of Satchmo's smiling face during the peak of the swing era. Decca Records gets a mention on the poster, as does his famous manager, Joe Glaser. One could argue this is a four-color poster: light orange (on the left side of his face), dark orange, white and black. Measures 13 7/8" x 22" and grades to repaired Very Good condition. COA from Heritage Auctions, Repair Work by Chameleon Restoration.

    More Information: Note: having only "Friday, Sept. 3" to work with, this poster could also date out to 1943. Based on the very few other examples we've seen of this poster, plus the fact that most of the Old Orchard Beach posters in this newly discovered group date from the 1930's, we feel that 1937 is our best educated guess.

    Condition details: Poster originally had a punch-through tear in the venue box, on "Pier," which has been expertly repaired by Chameleon Restoration. The board's center area, in the bottom area of "Louis" and top of "Armstrong," was structurally weak perhaps from moisture back then, and has also been painstakingly mended. No board was ever missing from this poster. It also had a lot of surface dirt and grime which has been carefully expelled to beautiful remaining effect. Now present are just some surface creases in the right half of the venue box and couple of margin areas. Upper left corner was also repaired, barely touching the "O." General toning throughout. And the verso has the obvious black and white paint, plus the repair work showing.




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